Hellenic Cables hires Tekmar for subsea cable protection

Tekmar Energy has secured a contract with Hellenic Cables to supply bend restrictors for subsea cable projects in Denmark and Greece.

The contract will see Tekmar Energy design, manufacture, and supply bend restrictors for the København02 (KBH02) submarine cable project in Denmark, to protect a 145kV cable system connecting the Amager waste-to-energy power plant to the Svanemølle substation.

The company will also supply bend restrictors to protect a 70-kilometer subsea power cable connecting the 330 MW Kafireas II wind farm on Evia Island to mainland Greece.

The systems will be manufactured at Tekmar Energy’s Newton Aycliffe facility in North East England and delivered in the third quarter of the year.

Hellenic Cables won a contract from Denmark’s transmission system operator Energinet for the København02 project in March, under which it is responsible for the design, manufacturing, supply and transportation of about 11 kilometers of 145 kV, XLPE insulated submarine cables.

København02 aims to create artificial islands for housing and also commercial use in the marine harbor areas off Copenhagen.

The project is a continuation of the ongoing project named KBH01, Energinet’s commitment to reinforcing and expanding the existing electricity grid in Copenhagen.

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